Andrew Wood and Tony Redman are the most recent contributors to The Sunderland Book Project, bringing the total number of artist’s to 31.
Andrew Wood graduated from Sunderland University. He is an artist working in a wide range of media from sculpture to print to video and sound works. The Sunderland Book Project provided Wood with the opportunity to re-connect with the city. Wildlife of the Metropolitan Borough of Sunderland celebrates the flora and fauna located in specific areas of Sunderland.
Tony Redman was born in Sunderlandand has been practising as an artist for the past 25 years. The Sunderland Book Project provided Redman with the opportunity to develop his love of printmaking with words and pictures.
Installation of the work, including a collection of artist’s books from the University of West of England courtesty of Sarah Bodman and Sumi Perera’s collection of work from Beijing, is going well at Arts Centre Washington.
As well as artist’s books, Sunderland based photographers Jo Howell, Paul Alexander Knox and Roger Coulam are showing work documenting the city past and present. Nicola Maxwell, also a Sunderland Book contributor, is showing a series of photographs inspired by Washington New Town, entitled Desire Lines, a term used in Urban Planning. Maxwell is interested in the pathways created by residents despite new towns’ planning.
For the comfort and bookish experience of visitors to the gallery at Arts Centre Washington, bespoke Seaburn deck chairs have been provided to encourage browsing and hands on experience of The Sunderland Books.
Also avaible to browse and flick through are a series of hand printed artist’s books by Theresa Easton.
The preview launch for The Sunderland Book Project is 6th September 2011 6-8pm Arts Centre Washington.